Originally Posted by Robotech
Local fields here have gone with the Splatmaster .50 cal system for younger walk on players and have seen a dramatic increase in attendance and repeat business. Many .50 cal players move on to .68 cal. It is probably a niche market for now but where it goes in the future could be anyones guess.
Simple fact. If someone figures out a way to make a .50 cal marker dominate a .68 cal marker, and that person puts that gun in the hands of a professional player who then goes out and proves how good it is against .68 cal guns there wouldn't be a single person on this board who wouldn't be wanting to try it out for themselves. All of you who are putting .50 cal down are doing so based on what has been. I caution you to keep an open mind and not become jaded by what has been in the past. You never know what you may miss if you don't.
300 chrono for .50 cal markers, 280 chrono for .68 cal. That helps even the playing field. Now tell the pros that they can hold twice as much paint, or run a lightweight setup and keep the same shot count. Oh, and their hoppers hold a hell of a lot more rounds off the break.
I've run a GI 50 with a pinokio in years prior with extremely good results. Holds a stream of paint nicely, although I have had trouble with the detents. I'd like to get my hands on an older ego and test out PE's 50 cal kit (apparently it doesn't work with the LV1s)